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South Australian Traineeship for FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration

Begin your accounting and bookkeeping career

The Certificate III in Accounts Administration Course FNS30317 is the perfect preparation for anyone seeking a career in accounts administration or entry-level bookkeeping function within your organisation.

Learn day-to-day office accounts functions:

  • Using Accounting Software such as MYOB to process accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepare account transactions and bank reconciliations using MYOB
  • Create accounting spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel
  • Prepare business documents in Microsoft Word
  • Introduction to financial reports and functions

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Includes video tutorials and dedicated support

$769.50 for non-concession

$237.50 for concession

RRP $1455


You must meet the following

  • Live or work in South Australia;
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian Permanent Resident or an eligible visa holder
  • be aged 16 years or older; and
  • not enrolled in school
  • have an employer willing to offer you a traineeship

See below for full details *


For the student (trainee)

  • Reduced course fee.
  • Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Accounts Admin qualification.

For the employer:

  • Payroll tax exemptions. **
  • Australian Government financial incentives to eligible employers of trainees including the Boosting Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy of up to 50% (to a maximum of $7,00 per quarter) of the gross wage paid.**

See below for full details **

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Certificate III in Accounts Administration Course Information

Let's take a look at what you are going to learn and the important information to know before you enrol.

A traineeship is a practical hands-on training program combining paid work with structured training aimed at achieving a nationally recognised qualification. If you would like to do a traineeship and study Accounts Administration, there are Participant Eligibility Criteria in order to receive funding. You must

School-enrolled students are subject to separate eligibility criteria.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, please click here for full course details  or call us on 1800 678 073 for a consultation with a course adviser.

For full eligibility refer to:

For the trainee:

  • Reduced course fee.
  • Opportunity to gain a nationally recognised Certificate III qualification.
  • Access to book one-on-one support via Skype with a qualified Trainer/Assessor.
  • Plan for your future and help your employer develop the skills of their workforce.

For the employer:

  • Building a skilled workforce with the latest professional development opportunities.
  • Payroll tax exemptions - Wages paid to apprentices and trainees who commence a relevant training contract between 10 November 2020 and 30 June 2022 (inclusive), will receive relief equivalent to a 12 month payroll tax exemption. (source:
  • The Australian Government provides a number of financial incentives to eligible employers of trainees including the Boosting Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy of up to 50% (to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter) of the gross wage paid. (source:

Course Fees

For South Australia approved trainees the course fees are:

  • $769.50 for non-concession
  • $237.50 for concession*

(RRP $1455)

Applied Education sales and discounts do not apply to trainees enrolled via a government funding initiative.
* Proof of concession (a current Commonwealth Government Concession Card) must be provided before enrolling. This is in addition to the eligibility criteria for Traineeships.

Payment Plans

We understand not everyone has the financial resources upfront to invest in training, so we offer flexible payment options to get you moving faster towards your future. To discuss Cluster Payment options, please contact Student Support on enrolment.

The maximum duration that you will have to complete the Certificate III in Accounts Administration course, will be a the same as the duration of your traineeship contract. There is no minimum time frame, students familiar with bookkeeping and accounting concepts may complete the course much faster.

As an online course, the time it will take to complete is flexible and dependent on your ability, knowledge and time available. It is important that you choose a pace that suits your needs.

This course comprises 11 units that are studied in the following order:

  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents 
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
  • BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
  • FNSACC304 Conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system
  • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • BSBFIA302 Process payroll
  • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
  • FNSACC405 Maintain inventory records
  • FNSINC301 Work effectively in the financial services industry
  • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers

To complete all units in this course, you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection as all data files and learning activities are available via our student platform.
  • A computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system.#
  • Microsoft Word and Excel.

We will provide links and instructions to access MYOB Student Edition Software and Xero Demo Company.

# Mac Users, Tablets and MYOB
MYOB software cannot be downloaded to tablets including Chromebooks and since 2020, MYOB is not compatible with Apple’s operating system.

If you only have access to a Mac computer, we recommend you first contact Apple to confirm if the following options are feasible on your computer:

  • purchase and install on your mac a windows emulator such as "parallels" to run windows on a Mac at your own cost; or
  • use the free inbuilt Mac Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac computer and purchase a Windows OS software licence. For information regarding the Boot Camp Assistant software, please refer to Apple's support page;

Note: Applied Education and MYOB are unable to support issues relating to a Mac computer.

Digital course training manuals (non-printable and non-editable) for the Certificate III in Accounts Administration are included as part of the course fees.

The course content is accessed via our online student portal, with extra learning materials and video tutorials for key learning concepts.

If required, hard copy manuals can be purchased at additional cost of $220 incl postage. Except for units FNSACC416 and FNSINC301 which are purchased separately (approx. $120 ex postage) from an external publisher, full details are provided on enrolment.


FNS30317 Online study is a convenient, effective and affordable way to learn when and where you want.

We provide you with the following:

  • Quality materials
  • Videos and webinars
  • Amazing Support from our assessors and student support team
  • Online assessments and exams
  • Student Facebook group

The FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration has been developed to give you flexibility so that you can study at your own pace, in your own time and your own environment. The best part is, with Applied Education we provide a high level of support for all our students and are here with you in your study journey.


Your learning journey is about becoming "competent" in the subject matter. Our in house course writers and assessment team all have accounting and bookkeeping experience or are currently working in the industry. With this in mind we try and make the tasks relevant to what you will experience in the real world. The purpose is not to just pass or fail, rather to become competent using these skills which you can then apply in the real world.


Before starting this course, there are two requirements that need to be completed. All individuals seeking access to a subsidised training place in South Australia are required to complete an Upfront Assessment of Needs (UAN) after the Traineeship ID has been approved by Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services.

You will also need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) questionnaire. This quick questionnaire is used to determine your LLN skill level so that we can best support you in your studies.

Introductory Requirements & Units

The Introductory Requirements include an Oral Communication Skills Assessment and a Work Health and Safety Assessment.

The unit assessments are completed using a variety of methods and are submitted via our online student portal. They are conducted open book from either your home or office, and comprise of multiple choice quizzes, short answer, and calculations.

Accounting unit assessments use MYOB Student version which is include in the price of the course.

If you require supervision of assessments by Applied Education, additional costs may apply. Refer to Student Handbook.

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is ideal for anyone looking to enter into the bookkeeping or accounting industries, and is also a TPB-approved BAS agent course.

It is the perfect preparation for anyone seeking a career as a professional bookkeeper, BAS agent or payroll officer. The course meets the education requirements of the Tax Practitioners Board for registration as a BAS agent, and covers topics such as:

  • Managing day to day bookkeeping function such as accounts payable and receivable.
  • Completing the Business Activity Statements (BAS) and other obligations such as Superannuation and Payroll.
  • Basic Management and Operational reporting such as Profit & Loss, Balance Sheets and Trial Balance.
  • Proficient use of Accounting Software including MYOB and Xero from setup to trial balance.

Administration Officers perform a variety of administrative tasks for an organisation. These tasks may include invoicing, archiving, calendar management, reporting, and customer service. The Cert III Accounts Administration online course can open doors to many different careers in business and finance.

  • Accounts Administration
  • Administration Clerk
  • Business Trainee
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administration Assistant
  • Finance Assistant
  • Finance Officer
  • Bank Officer
  • Administration Officer
  • Accounts Financial Officer

Pathways to further study are available!

Attain the FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration qualification, and you can then use some of the course units towards the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. This is ideal if you are looking to become a BAS Agent in the future as the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping meets the education requirements for official BAS agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board.

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    Every student receives help getting started
    and can book a welcome call

  • Online Support

    Dedicated Support Team and Ticket Lodgement

  • Facebook & Student Forums

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  • Phone Support

    Talk to Assessors & Student Services Team

Accreditation & Industry Partners

As a Registered Training Organisation (ID 52240), we comply with the government’s strict quality and consistency standards. We conduct regular audits to ensure we keep this accreditation and deliver the level of training you deserve.

Nationally Recognised Training - FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

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